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Accident description
Last updated: 11 December 2017
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Date:Saturday 27 May 1972
Time:ca 15:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 100
Operator:General Air
Registration: D-IDHC
C/n / msn: 31
First flight: 1967
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 13
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Helgoland Airport (HGL) (   Germany)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Helgoland Airport (HGL/EDXH), Germany
Destination airport:Wangerooge Airport (AGE/EDWG), Germany
Flightnumber: 005
Narrative:
The DHC-6 Twin Otter fell off to the left after taking off from Helgoland Airport (HGL), Germany. The airplane fell from a height of 60 m and came down about 200 m left of the runway.

Sources:
» Independent Press-Telegram, 28-5-1972
» Flug 005 (Der Spiegel)


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Distance from Helgoland Airport to Wangerooge Airport as the crow flies is 44 km (28 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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